Careers at Burkland

Managing Director, Tax Practice

About Us

Burkland’s core purpose is to Accelerate Dreams. So often, turning dreams into reality helps change the world. We thrive at the forefront of this transformation. Startups desire our professionals — they are the best in the business. Startups seek our content — we are an industry thought leader. Startups trust our expertise, so founders can focus on their companies, products, and value-add. As a part of our demonstrated value, our clients raised over $3B just last year.

At Burkland, we lead with our Core Purpose. We do this for both our clients and our employees. We believe that leaning on our Core Values (Fresh Perspectives, Exponential Value, Empathy, Trusted Partner) will lead to happy clients and happy employees.

We are a remote-first company with over 180 incredible team members, more than 800 clients, and a commitment to Accelerating Dreams.

The Role

Burkland Associates is seeking a seasoned professional to join as the Managing Director, Tax Practice. The Tax Practice, under this role, encompasses both direct and indirect tax, along with tax consulting.The ideal candidate will have proven experience in public accounting tax, with a focus on corporate taxes and startup environments. This leadership role demands a unique blend of technical expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and strategic thinking.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Client Management:
    • Oversee and manage a diverse book of business, focusing on Corporate and startup, seed through C stage clients.
    • Maintain strong client relations and cross-sell services within the assigned group of clients.
    • Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, meet deadlines, and effectively lead change efforts.
  2. Team Leadership:
    • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing tax consulting team.
    • Collaborate with team members to enhance their technical skills and promote a culture of continuous learning.
    • Be the internal advisor on technical matters as a Subject Matter Expert.
  3. Strategic Decision-Making:
    • Collaborate with leadership to make strategic decisions that align with the business goals and vision.
    • Proactively identify opportunities to expand and improve the tax consulting practice.
  4. Entrepreneurial Mindset:
    • Embrace a more entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrating the ability to take calculated risks and make swift decisions.
    • Manage stressful situations, with resilience and efficiency.
  5. Knowledge and Expertise:
    • Stay informed about changes in tax regulations, industry trends, and best practices.
    • Broad tax knowledge.

About You

  • Minimum 15 years in public accounting tax, preferably from a regional firm with a focus on corporate and VC-funded startup environments.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with CPA or JD is a must.
  • Preferably Master’s in Taxation, LLM in Taxation.
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and tax accounting/technology skills.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, direct, and indirect tax compliance and consulting.
  • Knowledge of R&D Tax Credits, tax planning, and M&A.
  • Proven experience in leading and developing high-performing teams.
  • Ability to navigate uncertainties, take calculated risks, and find creative solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills to provide clear and practical advice to clients and team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to strategic decision-making processes.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing situations and find effective solutions.

What We Offer

  • Flexible work schedule to promote a healthy work-life balance.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance to support you when you need it the most.
  • Flexible PTO – Take time off from work when you need it.
  • 401k with a company match to ensure you are ready for retirement.
  • A generous home office expense reimbursement so you have the office you need to be productive.
  • Forget the commute! We’re a remote-first workplace, so you can work from your home office or from the beach if you’d like!
  • We offer a collaborative, communicative culture, driven by our Core Purpose + Values. We work with incredibly smart people who love to learn and share what they know. If this sounds like a team you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

Burkland Associates is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Burkland Associates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit our careers page

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Final offer amounts depend on multiple factors such as candidate experience and expertise, geographic location, total compensation, and market data. In addition, full-time regular positions are eligible for, 401(k), health benefits, and other benefits; some of these benefits may be available for part-time.